Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Bike Repair Book Authored by Pro-team Mechanic

Daimeon Shanks Writes Maintenance and Repair Book

 

Essential Bicycle Maintenance & Repair
 

Daimeon Shanks is a well-known mechanic on the pro racing circuit, having worked for the Mavic neutral support program, as the head track mechanic for the U.S. national team, and as the resident mechanic at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He also spent five years as a mechanic with the Garmin ProTour team. He is the co-owner of Service Course, a high-end bike repair shop in Boulder.


Shanks is the author of a new repair book being published by Human Kinetics. Essential Bicycle Maintenance & Repair provides simple step-by-step instructions, accompanied by up-close photos, illustrations, and advice, for more than 100 repairs. 


 

Bicycle Stems Recalled by Ridley Bikes Due to Fall Hazard

Stems Can Crack Causing Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Race Productions NV, Belgium, today announced a voluntary recall of the 4ZA Threadless Carbon Bicycle Handlebar Stem. consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Read more: Bicycle Stems Recalled by Ridley Bikes Due to Fall Hazard

Salsa Cycles Recalls Bicycle Racks Due to a Fall Hazard

Mounting Brackets Can Break Creating a Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the Salsa Cycles, a wholly-owned brand of Quality Bicycle Products Inc., of Bloomington, Minn., today announced a voluntary recall of their Salsa Minimalist bicycle racks product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Salsa rack
failure area
Defective Rack and Location of Failure

Read more: Salsa Cycles Recalls Bicycle Racks Due to a Fall Hazard

The War of the 1986 Tour de France

Slaying the Badger

Book Review by Tom Baker

Skaying the Badger

 

Bernard Hinault and Greg Lemond, two of cycling’s greatest champions, raced the 1986 Tour de France in what became one of the greatest battles in cycling history. In his book Slaying the Badger Scottish writer Richard Moore explores this epic battle in both an in-depth and lively style that makes this a good read for anyone interested in this incredible Tour that changed pro cycling forever.

Read more: The War of the 1986 Tour de France

A Bianchi Oltre “limited edition” for the team Vacansoleil-DCM at the Giro d’Italia

Special Edition Oltre

On the occasion of the Giro d’Italia (May 5th-27th), Bianchi provided the whole World Tour team Vacansoleil-DCM’s with a Oltre special edition bike, featuring esthetic novelties linked with the “pink race” and Italian brand major anniversary.

 

Bianchi OLtre
Bianchi V6 Oltre

 

Read more: A Bianchi Oltre “limited edition” for the team Vacansoleil-DCM at the Giro d’Italia

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